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, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >> expect a lot more visits because virginia is not just a swing state. it is one of the most important swing state. >> virginia is definitely in the top three. is ohio, virginia, and florida that t
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this afternoon. it's been a busy political week in virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> t
apple products. >> first lady michelle will obama was in virginia today, making campaign stops in richmond and fredericksburg, where she reminded supporters the president took the commonwealth four years ago. >> this room alone could swing an entire precinct for barack obama. >> both candidates opened their campaign events today by remembering the lives lost overseas in libya. >>> tonight at the university of maryland former redskins linebacker lavar arrington spoke out about the child sex abuse scandal 8 his alma mater. he took part in the panel discussion about penn state. former assistant coach jerry sandusky was convicted of abusing young boys and is in prison. legendary football coach joe paterno was fired and died from cancer a couple of months after the scandal surfaced. arrington talked of his continuing support of the university and the team. >> again, i continue to maintain that we are penn state thing because we are penn state. it's plural. it took all of us to make what that place represented. it wasn't one person. and that includes joe paterno. >> the panel discuss
michelle obama appeared at two events in richmond and fredericksburg. and virginia is just one of the key battleground states coming up in this election, and president obama is leading in most of them. a new "the wall street journal" poll shows the president ahead of mitt romney in three key states. he leads by five points among likely voters in virginia. that lead jumps to seven points in ohio. political experts say these are fairly large leads for the president, but they could easily be wiped out if romney has a strong first debate. that debate is scheduled for october 3rd. >>> today the board of health will reconsider regulations on abortion clinics following attorney general ken cuccinelli. they voted to apply it only to new abortion centers. cuccinelli refused to certify those rules and told the board it may have to hire outside counsel if it gets sued. >>> metro riders should have a safer ride this morning thanks to a new system that monitors potential problems. the transit agency says a newly installed system can detect and warn of the type of problem that caused the deadly crash o
in harrisonburg, virginia. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop, downtown richmond. she later spoke to supporters at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first presidential candidate to carry the state in four years. >> we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. >>> live look outside right now at the lincoln memorial on friday, september 14th. happy friday, everyone. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's check in with tucker barnes and get the latest on the weather. >> can't check in until i arrive. >> if you say your name, you have to seat up. >> i know. fouling back into the 50s if you are outside the beltway. 54 at dulles. 56 at bwi marshall. we do have cloud out to the west. it should be pleasant with high temperatures once again top south in the low 80s, maybe 82, 83 for an afternoon high. we have to watch that cold front now east of chicago. th
to romney, first lady, michelle obama was visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> the president holds a five-point lead over romney in virginia and florida. h holds the same lead in florida and seven points in florida. all three states crucial to deciding the election. the president and first lady welcome many olympians to the white house. >>> the president honored the 2012 olympic and paraolympic teams for their hard work and in some cases gold, silver and bronze medals. matt mclane of loudoun county helped america in the 200 meter relay. that was exciting for all those olympians and paraolympians. >> they were golden and keep getting the golden sign of appreciation. >> hey, there. good to see you. >> what do you have for us? >> another gorgeous day. you saw all the olympians bathed in the glorious sunshine. a beautiful day for the events going on this weekend. we have the h street festival on saturday here in washington. it runs noon to 6:00. then, over the weekend, we have the great frederick fair out in frederick county and frederick, maryland. gorgeous. is it the annual blue mont
campaigns in harrisonburg, virginia. >>> first lady michelle obama in virginia today in downtown richmond. she also speak to supporters at university of mary washington in fredericksburg. president obama is going for another win in the state. four years ago he became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> the president meantime campaigned in colorado today marking his ninth trip to that battleground state this year. colorado is considered a must win state with nine electoral votes. president obama spoke at a grassroots event telling supporters it's the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states. but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me opportunity. >> a new poll shows the president is gaining support in colorado. the first poll since the democratic national convention gives the president a five- point lead. >>> up next the big apple officially bans sugary drinks, but the controversial decisi
in tease. >>> first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop downtown richmond. she later spoke to supporter at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> caught on tape, an elderly woman in texas yanked out of her car by a police officer. >> photos taken afterward show several bruises on the woman. family members believe the officer crossed the line. >> let me see your driver's license jail a give it to you in a minute. >> you give it to me now, i'm going to take you to jail. >> he controlled the entire situation and he made it go in the direction he did. he let it escalate. he controlled that. >> dash cam video shows the woman being pulled out of her car after she refused to show her identification. she told the officer she needed to use the bathroom first because she had a bladder infection. theolice department says the officer did not act inappropriately. >> that whole thing just really got out of control. >> quickly. >> a major breakth
lady michelle obama appeared at two events, one in richmond and the other in fredericksburg. >>> virginia is expected to be one of the most important states up for grabs in november. right now president obama is leading in the commonwealth and other battleground states. a new nbc/wall street journal poll shows the president ahead of mitt romney in three key states. in virginia and florida, he leads romney by five points among the voters. that lead jumps to seven points in ohio. political experts say these are fairly large leads for the president, but they can easily be wiped out if romney has a strong first debate, which is scheduled for october 3rd. stocks will open on wall street today on multiyear highs, thanks to new efforts by the federal reserve. word the fed would inject $40 million sent stocks soaring today. it will also keep short term interest rates at the record lows through mid-2015. >>> a live look at capitol hill, where congress is taking up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house approved a measure yesterday that essentially puts the govern
as well. first lady michelle obama you saw there was in fredericksburg and richmond while the precampaigned in colorado. today, they will welcome the u.s. olympic and paralympic teams to the white house. president obama will attend a private fundraiser at a hem in the district tonight. that campaign event is at a home in d.c. in d.c. next hour, we focus on the race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine will join us live in the studio at 7:30. >>> time now for the morning line and today it is all about the redskins and the rams and we know all about how great the rams are, not. let's talk to our good friends at 106.7 the fan. >> is a little worried that i was going to talking to myself for a while. >> we're always here ijoust got to get myself together. lets ahe talk about the redskins. -- let's talk about the redskins. rg iii taking the league by storm. on the cover of these mag diseeps. >> here you go. >> there it is right this. >> up next, we have the sorry rams coming up. on the cover of these magazines. >> to use andating grade term, they are sorry. >> the last five y
. they develop their own role because they have no official set duties at all. our current first lady, michelle obama, has developed her role by leading the let's move campaign which tackles the challenge of childhood obesitobesity. if you have a question, send it to ask liz@nbcwashington.com. and have a great weekend. >> yes. >> going to be lovely. >> it is. >>> jim? >>> after the break, a man arrested in a brutal sex assault in central park, now police believe he might be responsible for the murder of a w >>> new information tonight about the man accused of raping a woman in new york central park. police say he has a lengthy criminal background, and that he may be connected to the murder of a west virginia woman. tracy strahan has the details. >> reporter: police say he raped an elderly woman in broad daylight. this shows him holding a backpack similar to the one stolen from his victim. he was questioned for hours until finally being charged. authorities found memory cards from his 73-year-old victim's camera on him. she says she caught mitchell exposing himself in an isolated area of the par
. >>> first lady michele obama spoke to supporters at mary washington university in fredricksburg. she told the audience the president needs four more years to complete what he started. >>> today maryland's public service commission will conclude its hearing into this summer's derecho storm. after traveling around the state last month to hear from utility customers, now members are asking pepco and other power companies how they can avoid week-long outages after major storms. thursday bge officials said in order to restore power within 24 hours, the whole power system would have to be redesigned. >>> the time right now is 5:05. i am watching your money. there is a lot of economic news on the agenda this morning, but the reports are not likely to overshadow the federal reserve's new bond buying program. checking the numbers from wall street, the dow stands this morning at 13,539. check this out. 206-point rally yesterday after the fed announcement. the nasdaq was up by 41 points. and the s&p 500 was better by 23. >>> the term reserve will spend $40 billion a month to buy bonds hoping it will
by poking fun at the president's global strategy, including the congresswoman michele bachmann. >> president obama needs to get his priorities straight. what he needs to do is cancel his interview with david letterman, cancel his meeting with beyonce and jay-z and  instead agree to meet with the prime minister of is israel benjamin netanyahu. >> and they released a statement right after paul roin's speech saying his the p and dishonest. this was president obama's message for the american people. >> what i want all of you to know is that we're going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ applause ] >> reporter: and earlier today the president attended a ceremony for the victims of the libya attack. he is set to go back out on the campaign trail on monday with two spots, both happening in ohio. >>> and mitt romney also had some strong words today for president obama when it comes to the debate. what can you tell us about that? >> he is in the middle of preparing for these debates and it was really just last week that he was practicing along the ohio senator. he is step
campaign now on the economy. he heads to ohio today. >>> one day after mitt romney and first lady michelle obama stumped through the old dominion, it's paul ryan's turn. it is the second appearance in the commonwealth in the month since being named as romney's running mate, which also happened in virginia. >>> the federal government should be able to get by money- wise the next six months. last night they approved temporary funding legislation. it will go to the senate next week, which should clear it on to the president's desk. this is likely to be the last big action in congress before the election. >>> new this morning, police in prince george's county launch a new public effort to find a killer. today investigators will pass out flyers at shopping centers and talk with community members about the murder of 17-year-old honor student amber stanley. she was shot and killed during a home invasion last month. police have no suspect nor motive in the high school student's murder. >>> also today, students and faculty at central high school will host a memorial for marquel ross, a teenager sho
of government from a democracy to a conservative christian theocracy and that's why we need to have barack obama and joe biden reelected. because it's terrifying people like paul ryan and mitt romney and michele bachmann, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. rig perry. these are scary, scary people who change our form of government into the conservative christian theocracy by blasting what to say as an atheist i want to say to that woman on the republican line, us atheists as was agnostics are amplified by christians much, much, much more than the church of latter day saints, the mormons are vilified by people like she said, bill clinton and other people. believe me, atheists are the last as well as gays, atheists are specially the last people this country still be vilified and put down and psychologically and physically tortured by right wing christians are in the bill, as an atheist are you enjoying coverage of the values voter summit? >> caller: i'm watching it very skeptically. when they talk about values, like i said, it's a very values they want to impose on the country by legislation. being a
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